Trump’s failed war on the NFL

Yes, Puerto Rico is devastated and many lack both power and drinking water. And yes, Trump refuses to waive an arcane rule about what ships can go to Puerto Rico.

But he can attack the NFL and encourage fans to “boycott” and owners to fire players.

I doubt that it is going well for him. I note, with glee, that I now have tickets for 3 Bears games (ok, the Packer game tickets were pricey, but in row 2 of the upper deck); the other two sets of tickets are in the second deck (200); one is in the media deck and the other is the end zone.

I am planning on going to a Colts game as well; maybe two?

Now why we play the National Anthem at sporting events? Here is how it started …not sure why we continue OTHER than because many fans like it.

And as far as the discussion on the protests, just look at the contrast between Obama and Trump. But alas, a big part of our country’s problem is that all too many prefer Trump’s style (“fire that son of a bitch”) to Obama’s thoughtful style.


September 27, 2017 Posted by | football, NFL, politics, politics/social | , | Leave a comment

If you train for a marathon and your bench press improves, you did it wrong…

Postmortem part 2: yesterday, 5 mile walk, with some “cheat walking” (bent knee shuffle) in case I need to do some of that in my next marathon attempt. Course was Bradley Park (lower, 2 lower loops)

Today; weights plus walking. weights: usual PT stuff, pull ups 15-15, bench press: 10 x 135, 6 x 185, 10 x 170 (good), pull ups 10-10, military (dumbbell) 10 x 50, 10 x 45, 20 x 40. rows: 3 sets of 10 x 110 machine. Headstand. Walk: track, lane 2, 37:14 for 25 laps (5k), 12:29, 11:56, 11:18, 1:29. Yes, the last 2 miles would NOT be sustainable for a marathon (possibly a cool weather half though)

My pull ups and bench press have improved.

Go figure.

September 27, 2017 Posted by | walking, weight training | | Leave a comment